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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213209/molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-seven-nitroimidazoles-from-honey-by-hplc-ms-ms
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Xiu-Chun Guo, Zhao-Yang Xia, Hai-Hui Wang, Wen-Yi Kang, Li-Ming Lin, Wen-Qing Cao, Hong-Wei Zhang, Wen-Hui Zhou
In this work, a selective sample cleanup procedure that combined molecular imprinting technique with solid phase extraction was developed for the simultaneous extraction of the seven nitroimidazoles (NMZs) from honey samples. The molecular imprinting polymers for NMZs were prepared through bulk polymerization method using 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole as template molecule, methacrylic acid as the functional monomer and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as the cross linking agent. The obtained molecular imprinting polymers showed high affinity to template molecule and was used as selective sorbent for simultaneously selective extraction of the seven NMZs from honey matrix...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213179/the-dispersion-releaser-technology-is-an-effective-method-for-testing-drug-release-from-nanosized-drug-carriers
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Christine Janas, Marc-Philip Mast, Li Kirsamer, Carlo Angioni, Fiona Gao, Werner Mäntele, Jennifer Dressman, Matthias G Wacker
The dispersion releaser (DR) is a dialysis-based setup for the analysis of the drug release from nanosized drug carriers. It is mounted into dissolution apparatus2 of the United States Pharmacopoeia. The present study evaluated the DR technique investigating the drug release of the model compound flurbiprofen from drug solution and from nanoformulations composed of the drug and the polymer materials poly (lactic acid), poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) or Eudragit(®)RSPO. The drug loaded nanocarriers ranged in size between 185...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212490/vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-chitosan-oligosaccharide-rgd-conjugated-tpgs-mixed-micelles-loaded-with-paclitaxel-for-u87mg-tumor-therapy
#3
Yanzuo Chen, Shu Feng, Wenchao Liu, Zeting Yuan, Peihao Yin, Feng Gao
The poor therapeutic efficacy of hydrophobic chemotherapeutic drugs is an intrinsic limitation to successful chemotherapy. In the present study, a multi-task delivery system based on arginine-glycine-aspartic acid peptide (RGD) decorated vitamin E succinate (VES)-grafted-chitosan oligosaccharide (CSO)/RGD-conjugated D-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS-RGD) mixed micelles (VeC/T-RGD MM) was first prepared for targeted delivery of paclitaxel (PTX), a hydrophobic anticancer drug, to improve the efficacy of U87MG tumor therapy...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212300/amorphous-amorphous-phase-separation-in-api-polymer-formulations
#4
Christian Luebbert, Fabian Huxoll, Gabriele Sadowski
The long-term stability of pharmaceutical formulations of poorly-soluble drugs in polymers determines their bioavailability and therapeutic applicability. However, these formulations do not only often tend to crystallize during storage, but also tend to undergo unwanted amorphous-amorphous phase separations (APS). Whereas the crystallization behavior of APIs in polymers has been measured and modeled during the last years, the APS phenomenon is still poorly understood. In this study, the crystallization behavior, APS, and glass-transition temperatures formulations of ibuprofen and felodipine in polymeric PLGA excipients exhibiting different ratios of lactic acid and glycolic acid monomers in the PLGA chain were investigated by means of hot-stage microscopy and DSC...
February 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210390/a-case-of-lichen-planus-pigmentosus-with-facial-dyspigmentation-responsive-to-combination-therapy-with-chemical-peels-and-topical-retinoids
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Marisa Wolff, Nina Sabzevari, Charles Gropper, Cindy Hoffman
Lichen planus pigmentosus is a photodistributed dyschromia of unknown etiology described clinically as hyperpigmented gray-blue or brown-black macules or patches in a photodistributed pattern. Although there has been some debate, lichen planus pigmentosus is considered by many to be a separate diagnostic entity from ashy dermatosis or erythema dyschromicum perstans, which shares similar characteristics. Various treatment strategies have been applied to help resolve or improve the appearance of lichen planus pigmentosus lesions; however, an optimal treatment method is yet to be elucidated...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209540/in-vitro-characterization-of-ph-sensitive-azithromycin-loaded-methoxy-poly-ethylene-glycol-block-poly-aspartic-acid-graft-imidazole-micelles
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Fangfang Teng, Peizong Deng, Zhimei Song, Feilong Zhou, Runliang Feng, Na Liu
In order to improve azithromycin's antibacterial activity in acidic medium, monomethoxy poly (ethylene glycol)-block-poly (aspartic acid-graft-imidazole) copolymer was synthesized through allylation, free radical addition, ring-opening polymerization and amidation reactions with methoxy poly (ethylene glycol) as raw material. Drug loading capacity and encapsulation efficiency of azithromycin-loaded micelles prepared via thin film hydration method were 11.58±0.86% and 96.06±1.93%, respectively. The drug-loaded micelles showed pH-dependent property in the respects of particle size, zeta potential at the range of pH 5...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208634/rna-eluting-surfaces-for-the-modulation-of-gene-expression-as-a-novel-stent-concept
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Olivia Koenig, Diane Zengerle, Nadja Perle, Susanne Hossfeld, Bernd Neumann, Andreas Behring, Meltem Avci-Adali, Tobias Walker, Christian Schlensak, Hans Peter Wendel, Andrea Nolte
Presently, a new era of drug-eluting stents is continuing to improve late adverse effects such as thrombosis after coronary stent implantation in atherosclerotic vessels. The application of gene expression-modulating stents releasing specific small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) or messenger RNAs (mRNAs) to the vascular wall might have the potential to improve the regeneration of the vessel wall and to inhibit adverse effects as a new promising therapeutic strategy. Different poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) resomers for their ability as an siRNA delivery carrier against intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 with a depot effect were tested...
February 10, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208260/simultaneous-enhancement-of-bioactivity-and-stability-of-laccase-by-cu-2-paa-ppega-matrix-for-efficient-biosensing-and-recyclable-decontamination-of-pyrocatechol
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Tao Chen, Yuanhong Xu, Zhi Peng, Aihua Li, Jingquan Liu
Simultaneously enhancing the catalytic bioactivity and stability of enzyme is still an intractable issue in the enzymatic study. Herein, a facile and effective approach was designed to immobilize and modify laccase on a Cu(2+)-adsorbed pyrene-terminated block copolymer [poly(acrylic acid)/poly(poly(ethylene glycol) acrylate)] (PAA/PPEGA), which was prepared via well-controlled reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. PAA provided the supporting matrix for firm immobilization of Cu(2+), an enzyme bioactivity inducer, onto the microstructure of laccase, while avoiding any contamination of the heavy metal Cu(2+) into the following application system...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207824/evaluation-of-surgical-anti-adhesion-products-to-reduce-postsurgical-intra-abdominal-adhesion-formation-in-a-rat-model
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Long-Xiang Lin, Fang Yuan, Hui-Hui Zhang, Ni-Na Liao, Jing-Wan Luo, Yu-Long Sun
BACKGROUND: Adhesions frequently occur after abdominal surgery. Many anti-adhesion products have been used in clinic. However, the evidences are short for surgeons to reasonably choose the suitable anti-adhesion produces in clinical practice. This study provided such evidence by comparing the efficiency of five products to prevent abdominal adhesion formation in a rat model. METHODS: Fifty-six Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into seven groups: sham-operation group, adhesion group, and five product groups (n = 8)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206764/host-guest-chemistry-at-integrated-porous-space-formed-by-molecular-self-assembly-at-liquid-solid-interfaces
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Kohei Iritani, Kazukuni Tahara, Steven De Feyter, Yoshito Tobe
Host-guest chemistry in two-dimensional space, that is physisorbed monolayers of a single atom or a single molecular thickness on surfaces, has become a subject of intense current interest because of perspectives for various applications in molecular-scale electronics, selective sensors, and tailored catalysis. Scanning tunneling microscopy, with which we can visualize molecules in actual space, has been used as a powerful tool. For more than a decade, we have been investigating the self-assembly of a series of triangle-shaped molecules with a phenylene-ethynylene macrocycle, called dehydrobenzo[12]annulenes (DBAs), substituted by six flexible alkyl chains, forming hexagonal porous 2D molecular networks via van der Waals interactions between interdigitated alkyl chains at the interface of organic solvent and graphite...
February 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203669/jones-oxidation-of-glycerol-catalysed-by-small-gold-clusters
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Anthony M Pembere, Zhixun Luo
We present here a joint theoretical and experimental study on the oxidation reactivity of glycerol catalysed by chemically pure small Au clusters in the absence and presence of H2O2. From high-resolution mass spectrometry, fruitful products of glyceraldehyde, glyceric acid, tartronic acid, mesoxalic acid and glycolic acid are observed pertaining to the successive Jones oxidation process associated with C-O and C-H bond activation. We then fully demonstrate the reaction pathways on the basis of a complementary-active-sites mechanism, revealing the favourable dehydration of glycerol followed by oxidation to form glyceraldehyde and carboxylic acids in the presence of small Au clusters and H2O2...
February 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202596/the-3-hydroxyacyl-acp-dehydratase-component-of-the-plant-mitochondrial-fatty-acid-synthase-system
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Xin Guan, Yozo Okazaki, Andrew Lithio, Ling Li, Xuefeng Zhao, Huanan Jin, Dan Nettleton, Kazuki Saito, Basil J Nikolau
We report the characterization of the Arabidopsis 3-hydroxyacyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) dehydratase (mtHD) component of the mitochondrial fatty acid synthase (mtFAS) system, encoded by AT5G60335. The mitochondrial localization and catalytic capability of mtHD were demonstrated with a green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenesis experiment, and by in vivo complementation and in vitro enzymatic assays. RNAi knockdown lines with reduced mtHD expression exhibit traits typically associated with mtFAS mutants, namely a miniaturized morphological appearance, reduced lipoylation of lipoylated proteins, and altered metabolomes consistent with the reduced catalytic activity of lipoylated enzymes...
February 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201869/complexation-with-human-serum-albumin-facilitates-sustained-release-of-morin-from-polylactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticles
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Pooja Ghosh, Jayita Patwari, Swagata Dasgupta
Understanding the interaction of proteins with nanoparticles has become an important area of research in biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. Morin is a flavonol which shows several properties including antioxidant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities. However the major limitation is its poor aqueous solubility. Therefore, morin loaded polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles (MPNPs) were prepared to improve the solubility of morin. The resulting MPNPs were characterized by spectroscopic and microscopic techniques...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199885/evaluation-of-polyesteramide-pea-and-polyester-plga-microspheres-as-intravitreal-drug-delivery-systems-in-albino-rats
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Tobias Peters, Seong-Woo Kim, Vinicius Castro, Krunoslav Stingl, Torsten Strasser, Sylvia Bolz, Ulrich Schraermeyer, George Mihov, MengMeng Zong, Vanessa Andres-Guerrero, Rocio Herrero Vanrell, Aylvin A Dias, Neil R Cameron, Eberhart Zrenner
PURPOSE: To study the suitability of injectable microspheres based on poly(ester amide) (PEA) or poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) as potential vehicles for intravitreal drug delivery in rat eyes. Dexamethasone-loaded PEA microspheres (PEA + DEX) were also evaluated. METHODS: Forty male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four groups that received different intravitreally injected microspheres: PEA group (n = 12); PLGA group (n = 12); PEA + DEX group (n = 8); and control group (no injection, n = 8)...
February 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198775/combining-smoothened-agonist-sag-and-nel-like-protein-1-nell-1-enhances-bone-healing
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Soonchul Lee, Chenchao Wang, Hsin Chuan Pan, Swati Shrestha, Carolyn Meyers, Catherine Ding, Jia Shen, Eric Chen, Min Lee, Chia Soo, Kang Ting, Aaron W James
BACKGROUND: Non-healing bone defects represent an immense biomedical burden. Despite recent advances in protein based bone regeneration, safety concerns over bone morphogenetic protein-2 have prompted the search for alternative factors. Previously, we examined the additive / synergistic effects of Hedgehog (Hh) and Nel-like protein-1 (NELL-1) on the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. Here, we sought to leverage our previous findings by applying the combination of Smoothened agonist (SAG), Hh signal activator, and NELL-1 to an in vivo critical size bone defect model...
February 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198606/sustained-release-of-brimonidine-from-a-new-composite-drug-delivery-system-for-treatment-of-glaucoma
#16
Jianguo Sun, Yuan Lei, Zhaoxing Dai, Xi Liu, Taomin Huang, Jihong Wu, Zhi Ping Xu, Xinghuai Sun
A novel layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoparticle/thermogel composite drug delivery system (DDS) for sustained release of brimonidine (Bri) has been designed, prepared and characterized in this study for treatment of severe glaucoma. Brimonidine is first loaded onto LDH (Bri@LDH) nanoparticles, which are then dispersed in the thermogel consisting of plenty of micelles based on poly-(DL-lactic acid co-glycolic acid)-polyethylene glycol-poly-(DL-lactic acid co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) copolymer. The Bri@LDH/Thermogel DDS containing 125...
February 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195436/glucose-sensitive-hydrogel-optical-fibers-functionalized-with-phenylboronic-acid
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Ali K Yetisen, Nan Jiang, Afsoon Fallahi, Yunuen Montelongo, Guillermo U Ruiz-Esparza, Ali Tamayol, Yu Shrike Zhang, Iram Mahmood, Su-A Yang, Ki Su Kim, Haider Butt, Ali Khademhosseini, Seok-Hyun Yun
Hydrogel optical fibers are utilized for continuous glucose sensing in real time. The hydrogel fibers consist of poly(acrylamide-co-poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate) cores functionalized with phenylboronic acid. The complexation of the phenylboronic acid and cis-diol groups of glucose enables reversible changes of the hydrogel fiber diameter. The analyses of light propagation loss allow for quantitative glucose measurements within the physiological range.
February 13, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195396/development-of-a-validated-strategy-for-the-determination-of-tryptamine-in-human-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-the-presence-of-competitors-using-molecularly-imprinted-polymers
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Piotr Luliński, Magdalena Bamburowicz-Klimkowska, Mariusz Dana, Dorota Maciejewska
This study presents a validated strategy for the determination of tryptamine in the presence of its competitors, which involves the molecularly imprinted solid-phase extractions combined with high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with fluorimetric detection Tryptamine-imprinted microscale sorbent was produced from 4-vinylbenzoic acid and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate in methanol by precipitation polymerization, and its imprinting factor was equal to 15.4 in static experiments or 18.6 in dynamic binding experiments...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192713/a-stable-nanoplatform-for-antitumor-activity-using-peg-pll-pla-triblock-co-polyelectrolyte
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Chaemin Lim, Taehoon Sim, Ngoc Ha Hoang, Kyung Taek Oh
Polyelectrolyte has been proposed as an efficient approach for various types of drug formulations. However, one drawback of using the conventional polyelectrolyte for drug delivery is its dissociation in in vivo conditions by counter ions due to the lack of self-assembling aggregation force. In this study, we reported a stable nanoplatform based on triblock co-polyelectrolyte composed of a poly(ethylene glycol), poly(l-lysine), and poly(lactic acid). These co-polyelectrolytes formed stable aggregates through the hydrophobic interaction of PLA and showed consistent particle sizes under a high salt concentration...
February 2, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192250/bifunctional-viscous-nanovesicles-co-loaded-with-resveratrol-and-gallic-acid-for-skin-protection-against-microbial-and-oxidative-injuries
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Justina Vitonyte, Maria Letizia Manca, Carla Caddeo, Donatella Valenti, Josè Esteban Peris, Iris Usach, Amparo Nacher, Maria Matos, Gemma Gutiérrez, Germano Orrù, Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets, Anna Maria Fadda, Maria Manconi
Resveratrol and gallic acid were co-loaded in phospholipid vesicles aiming at protecting the skin from external injuries, such as oxidative stress and microbial infections. Liposomes were prepared using biocompatible phospholipids dispersed in water. To improve vesicle stability and applicability, the phospholipids and the phenols were dispersed in water/propylene glycol or water/glycerol, thus obtaining PEVs and glycerosomes, respectively. The vesicles were characterized by size, morphology, physical stability, and their therapeutic efficacy was investigated in vitro...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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